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Reform of UK copyright law and its benefits for libraries

Reform of UK copyright law and its benefits for libraries Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of copyright law changes in the UK, especially as they affect interlibrary loan. Design/methodology/approach – Analysis of new legislation were tested against interlibrary needs. Findings – The new laws bring major benefits to libraries and their users by expanding the types of material available and simplifying the management procedures required for document delivery. Practical implications – Libraries and other institutions can now offer a much wider range of services. Social implications – There are considerable benefits to individual users, including those with disabilities, as access is granted to a wider range of materials. Originality/value – New research and analysis relating to laws passed in October 2014. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Interlending & Document Supply Emerald Publishing

Reform of UK copyright law and its benefits for libraries

Interlending & Document Supply , Volume 43 (1): 4 – Feb 16, 2015

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0264-1615
DOI
10.1108/ILDS-11-2014-0054
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of copyright law changes in the UK, especially as they affect interlibrary loan. Design/methodology/approach – Analysis of new legislation were tested against interlibrary needs. Findings – The new laws bring major benefits to libraries and their users by expanding the types of material available and simplifying the management procedures required for document delivery. Practical implications – Libraries and other institutions can now offer a much wider range of services. Social implications – There are considerable benefits to individual users, including those with disabilities, as access is granted to a wider range of materials. Originality/value – New research and analysis relating to laws passed in October 2014.

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Interlending & Document SupplyEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 16, 2015

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